CTS Certificate in Couple, Family & Funeral Celebrancy

CTS Certificate in Couple, Family & Funeral Celebrancy

Celebrant Training Scotland

 

Are you considering a career in Funeral Celebrancy? Are you looking for a quality training course that will teach you everything you need to know about being a Couple, Family and Funeral Celebrant in the UK?

The CTS (Celebrant Training Scotland) Life-Cycle Celebrant Course will provide all the teachings, tools and techniques required to be a Celebrant. This is an intensive course delivered over 4 weekends (with one additional optional weekend) that is designed to walk students through all the aspects of Civil Celebrancy in the UK.

 

 

 

CTS Certificate in Couple, Family & Funeral Celebrancy

Fee = £1,595 (maximum 6 students)

Delivered Over 4 Weekends

1st + 2nd February 2020
15th + 16th February 2020
7th + 8th March 2020
21st + 22nd March 2020

 

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+ an optional weekend 28th + 29th March

Running a Celebrant Business
£195 for CTS students
(non-student option please get in touch)

 

 

Venue:

TBD (Stirling)  

Course Tutor: Lindy Irving
+ Guest Tutor[s]

 

For a list of accommodation near to the venue, please click here.

 

The course itinerary is still to be published but will include: (subject to change)

Practicalities of Being a Celebrant

Overview of Civil Celebrancy in the UK
Legalities of Ceremonies
Ceremony Venues
Using Technology – Music/ Photo Slideshows/Microphones/ Licences
What makes a Good Celebrant? What makes a Great Celebrant? (Funeral Directors Survey)
Religion/ Spirituality/ Interfaith/ Humanism
Confidentiality
CTS Best Practice
Making it Yours

 

Ceremonies

The Power of Ceremony
Structure of a Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Commitment Ceremonies
Renewal of Vows Ceremony
Civil Partnerships
Baby Naming Ceremonies
Other Types of Ceremonies: Divorce/ Healing/ Blended Family/ Adoption
Rituals (Handfasting, Quaich, Sand Ceremony, Unity Ceremonies etc)
Ceremony Certificates
Materials and Resources
Readings and Poetry

 

Writing & Delivering

Meeting Couples & Families
Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence Skills
Questionnaires
Questioning Techniques
Active Listening
Script Writing
Ceremony Planning & Communications
Client Q & A
Professional Speaking Skills
Holding a Space
Time Management
Sending Scripts
Keepsakes
When Things Go Wrong (and they will!)

 

Foundations of Funeral Celebrancy

The Best Job in the World! A look at being a Funeral Celebrant in 2019.
Overview of Funeral Celebrancy in the UK
Structure of a Funeral Service
Different Types of Funeral Services: Cremation/ Burial/ Memorial/ Direct Cremations/ Two-part Services/ Double Slot Services
Memorial & Remembrance Services
Readings and Poetry
Keepsakes
Working with Music
Sending Scripts
Emotional and spiritual intelligence skills
Venues – Crematoriums, Graveside, Hotels, Community Halls, Home.
When things go wrong (and they will!)
Using Technology – Music/ Photo Slideshows/
Holding a Space
Religion/ Spirituality/ Humanism
CTS Best Practice

 

Working with Families

The Family Visit
Interpersonal Communication – Questioning & Listening Skills
Building Rapport – Emotional Intelligence
Script Writing
How to Write a Personal & Life-Centered Eulogy
How to Create a Service that Reflects the Family’s Values, Wishes and Beliefs
Babies, Young Deaths and Suicide
Working with Difficult Families
Confidentiality

 

 

Writing & Delivering

Symbolism and Ritual in Ceremony
Professional Speaking Skills – 
Stepping Away from the Lectern
How to Make Each Ceremony Personal & Meaningful
The Power of Storytelling
Time Management Skills
Finding & Developing Your Style

 

 

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Following the course, you will be offered a 1 Day Shadowing opportunity (conditions apply)

Students can also have a listing on the ‘Find a Celebrant’ page of the CTS website.

 

There is also an optional weekend covering all aspects of running a Celebrant Business…

Business Skills

Running a Funeral Celebrancy Business
GDPR
Marketing & Advertising
Tax and NI
Public Liability Insurance
Disclosure Certificates
Pricing your Ceremonies
Approaching and working with Funeral Directors
Appearance & Branding
Importance of Good Communication in Business
Funeral Director Q&A (your chance to ask a local Funeral Director any questions you might have (subject to availability)
Creating a Business Plan for the Future
Disclosure/ Insurance/ Supervision/Professional Memberships/ CPD
Celebrant Self-Care
Networking & Support
Future CPD (students are entitled to 50% off CPD Workshops)
Next Steps

 

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What Do I need to Join the Course?

While there are no formal qualifications required to be a Celebrant in the UK, there are a number of important attributes that are desired:

 
  • Outgoing & Friendly Personality

  • A willingness to learn

  • Good listening skills

  • Empathy

  • Good communication skills

  • Non-judgemental attitude

  • Good writing skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • A good speaking voice

  • Smart appearance

  • A genuine interest in people

  • Ability to use a computer and email

  • Good interview skills

 

 

The course is held in Stirling town centre and runs from 9am (sharp) until 5.30pm with breaks for lunch and dinner. Tea & Coffee is included in the course fee, and there are numerous cafes & restaurants nearby where you can enjoy lunch.

 

Q & A

1. Is the training accredited?
At present the training is not accredited. However, there is no current requirement for Wedding & Family Celebrants to be accredited.

2. Do I need any qualifications to become a student on the course?
There are no formal qualifications needed, but there are a number of personal qualities that are desired. See these listed above.

1. Will the training allow me to conduct legal marraiges in Scotland?
No, the training will not allow students to conduct legal marriages in Scotland. To find out more about who can conduct legal marriages in Scotland, you can visist the Registrar General website here: Marriage in Scotland

3. Is Travel & Accommodation provided on the course?
Travel & Accommodation in not provided in the course fee.

4. Are Training Materials provided?
Yes, you will be provided with a Course Workbook and all session notes.

5. Can I record the course sessions.
Audio & Video Recording are not permitted.

6. Will there be any pre-course work?
Yes! There will be a pre-course Skype sessions to begin looking at some of the course material. There will also be homework between weekends.

7. Will there be any ongoing support for Celebrants?
Yes, as well as online resources and regular CPD Sessions, students can email or phone for any advice related to their training.

More Questions?

Give me a call on 07845 053 509 or 07800 950 647 or email hello@celebranttrainingscotland.co.uk

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